Q1 Server Business Plummets: Key Findings From IDC

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HP: Down, But Prepping For A Comeback

HP is still the world leader in terms of server revenue at $2.9 billion despite a 14.8 percent drop in sales over last year, IDC said.

The drop in server sales stemmed from weak demand for HP's Gen8 servers as well as continued weakness in its Itanium-based server business. That Itanium weakness was a big factor in the overall drop in Unix servers.

However, HP is still the leading vendor of x86-based servers and blade servers.

In addition, HP CEO Meg Whitman has committed her company to win against Dell in the server market.

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